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Industry News

SEC Prepared to Require More ESG Disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to require public companies to report more information around climate risk and other environmental, social and governance disclosures (ESG).

Industry News

House Approves ESG Disclosure Package 215-214

On June 16, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1187, the Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Act, by a 215-214 largely party-line vote. The legislation incorporates five separate bills approved by the House Financial Services Committee in May and would require public companies to disclose data on political spending, climate change risks and mitigation efforts, and compensation inequality.

SFA News

SFA Submits Response to SEC’s Request for Comment on Climate Change Disclosures

On June 11, SFA submitted a response to the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) request for comment on climate change disclosures.

Industry News

CEOs Concur Federal LIBOR Legislation is Warranted; Lawmakers Remain Divided on Environmental and Social Considerations in Financial Regulation

While CEOs agreed unanimously on the need for federal LIBOR legislation, House and Senate lawmakers demonstrated they remain sharply divided on what role financial institutions and their regulators should play in confronting environmental and social challenges.

Industry News

Women Are Leading the Charge in ESG Investing, Survey Shows

A recent client survey conducted by RBC Wealth Management showed that women are leading the charge on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing. Results found that women are more than twice as likely than men to say it is extremely important that the companies they invest in integrate ESG factors into their policies and decisions.

SFA News

ESG and Sustainable Finance Initiative: We’re Conducting Focus Groups Discussion. Have an Interest – Join the Discussion.

SFA and our ESG Steering Committee are seeking SFA Members to participate in a series of small focus group discussions to establish market participant preferences and priorities for our ESG considerations in structured products.

Industry News

Regional Banks Take on ESG Issuance

Momentum for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment is increasing, as reflected by a social bond issued earlier this month by regional bank Truist, an offering that raised $1.25 billion for investments in affordable housing and nonprofits.

Industry News

SEC Pushes for More ESG Disclosure

On March 15, Acting Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Allison Herren Lee, gave a speech at the Center for American Progress, in which she set forth a regulatory agenda that centers on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics.

Industry News

ESG Investment Market to Grow in 2021

Investments in the environment, social, and governance (ESG) market have gained significant traction in recent years among investors. Survey data released by sustainability-driven investment firm OneplanetCapital found that the ESG market is set to double this year with 12% of traders planning to move investments to ESG related funds in 2021.

Press Releases

Structured Finance Association Releases New Episode of ‘Bright Ideas’ Podcast

The Structured Finance Association (SFA) today released a new episode of its podcast series, Bright Ideas. In the episode, host and SFA CEO Michael Bright and SFA President Kristi Leo sit down with dv01 CEO Perry Rahbar and Strategy Principal Charlie Oshman for a conversation on why environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are taking the finance market by storm and what data and reporting standards are needed